국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

  • 국립 박물관
    • 1945~ 1954

    • Gyoungbokgung Palace: the First Period

    When Japan was defeated in the Second World War, Korea regained its independence.

    Upon liberation in 1945, Korea took over the Joseon Government-General Museum and renamed it the “National Museum” (國立博物館). At that time, the museum’s organization and exhibitions were insignificant compared to what exists today. Nevertheless, the museum played a significant role in restoring the nation's damaged cultural pride and correcting false historical images of Korea.

  • 1945~

    • December 3, 1945
      The Joseon Government-General Museum was renamed and reorganized as the National Museum.
    • April 1946
      The Gaeseong City Museum was merged with the Gaeseong Branch of the National Museum.
  • 1950~

    • December 1950
      The National Folk Museum at Mt. Namsan was renamed the Namsan Branch of the National Museum.
    • October 1954
      The National Museum was relocated to its Namsan Branch.